The Immigrant Survey is a multilingual survey open to all immigrants, refugees, international students, temporary workers, refugee claimants and their families in the Huron and Perth region. It is an opportunity for newcomers to share experiences of living, working and studying in the region and help build a thriving, prosperous community for everyone. Huron County Immigration Partnership will launch the 2023 Immigrant Survey on November 1, 2023. The survey will be available to newcomers until November 24.
More than 11,000 people in Huron and Perth are immigrants. Immigration now accounts for 80 per cent of population growth and all labour force growth in Canada. The experiences of immigrants in the region matter.
More than 25 immigrant and community service, business, municipal and post-secondary partners across Huron-Perth’s communities will use the results to inform policies and programs that better serve, support and empower immigrants and other community members to reach their full potential.
The survey aims to hear from at least 200 immigrants currently living in Huron-Perth on topics including education, housing, employment, health, belonging, discrimination, community building, and more. Demographic questions will also be included so that survey results can be analyzed and disaggregated to show the various experiences of different immigrant groups. Huron County Immigration Partnership has partnered with the University of Guelph’s Community Engagement Scholarship Institute for survey implementation and data analysis.
Individuals who complete the survey can enter a draw for one of 13 prizes that include a $200 prepaid credit card, $100 prepaid credit cards and $10 Tim Horton’s gift cards.
The survey is available online, but email, phone or paper participation can be accommodated if needed. It is available in 4 languages: English, Arabic, Spanish, and Ukrainian and takes approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete.
The survey and information on how to be an Immigrant Survey ambassador is posted on the Immigration Partnership’s website: https://www.huroncounty.ca/ImmigrantSurvey/
Questions, including inquiries from those who are not able to fill out this survey online and wish to respond by phone, email or on paper, can contact the Immigration Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-524-0296.
The Huron County Immigration Partnership is supported by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and is part of the County of Huron’s Economic Development department.